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Diverticulitis is a condition in which small pouches, called diverticula, form in the lining of the large intestine. These pouches can become inflamed or infected, leading to a condition known as diverticulitis. Symptoms of diverticulitis include abdominal pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Treatment for diverticulitis typically involves antibiotics, a liquid diet, and rest. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the affected area of the intestine.
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